I have tried installing flashplugin-nonfree from bpo. I am using sarge, with
xfree86 from sarge/security and with firefox from bpo.
For some reason, x-window-system (the virtual package) and more importantly
xfs were removed at its installation! This left X graphics nearly unusable.
But the Flash player was downloaded and supposedly installed.
I have switched into console and reinstalled xfs , then flashplugin-nonfree
was removed. I then I re-logged-on to the X session, started firefox, and
looked at about:plugins. There is no trace of the Flash plugin! And indeed
Flash now does not work (I had Flash player 7 before). The Flash plugin .so
file is not found in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins .
So apparently the removal worked... but why on Earth is it incompatible with
xfs ? And how can I get Flash player 9, apart from directly using Adobe's
Yours, Mikhail Ramendik